Feb 18, 2013 7:00am PST
gotten the most attention is the pick for defense, senator chuck hagel. hagel already lost one vote in the senate, and it's next chance for a do over is one week away. the longer he hangs out there, the more time critics have to find problems. senator mccain told fox news. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly. >> reporter: also in limbo, the president's pick for cia, john brennan. first, one republican said he would hold up his confirmation until he got answers about drone use in the u.s. the said this. >> there's never been a drone used on an american citizen on american soil. >> reporter: and they might hold it up over the talking points. >> when brennan comes before the congress, we're going to find out who changed those talking points, or die trying. >> reporter: then there's treasury nominee jack lou. his comation was meant to be smooth sailing, but republicans say they plan to slow him down over questions about everything from his work at citi group to how the white house will overall medicare.
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
forced to trim budgets. >> the senate has voted to confirm chuck hegel as defense secretary. after a bruising nomination process, hagel now takes over for outing secretary leon panetta. republicans hard to criticize them over his pass statements on sensitive political and national security matters. his shaky performance at his confirmation hearings did not help matters. hagel is a decorated vietnam veteran and former senator from nebraska. >> a number of prominent republicans are now showing their support for same-sex marriage. dozens of gop members filed a brief as part of the upcoming u.s. supreme court battle over gay marriage. according to the new york times they include former advisers to president george w. bush, former presidential candidate john huntsman, former bush national security adviser stephen hadley, an egg white and former candidate for governor in california and now head of h-p. next month high court will hear arguments in california's voters approved same-sex marriage ban proposition 8 as well as the federal defense of marriage act. >> a new study just released sho
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
morning, the senate armed services committee will vote later on today on chuck hegel's nomination to become defense secretary. >> the vote comes despite republican demands for more financial information from hagel. >> the initial vote was postponed last thursday. >> but democrats hold a 14- 12 edge on the panel, so it is likely hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. >> pepsi has announced plans genders to introduce a new fruit flavored mountain dew soda called kick start. it is a mix of jews and mountain dew that offers 92 mg of caffeine for a 16 oz can. >> that is much less than the engine drink our coffee. >> the 16 oz can of the jews and fused so is 80 cals. >> orange citrus and fruit punch flavors of mountain dew kickstart will hit stores february 24th--20 di5th. >> the international olympic committee is making a surprise announcement. we will tell you which sport is being cut from the summer olympics. >> a closer look at the new warriors and jerseys. you either like it or hate them. i hate them. >> we will be back with more on the >> no more wrastling at the olympics. ioc
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
afternoon on chuck hegel nomination to be defense secretary. the announcement comes as republicans are objecting to move forward on the nomination. democrats hold a 14 to 12 add on the panel, and it is likely that hagel will be approved on a party-line vote. the vote comes as hours before president obama is state of the union address. >> a great looking day out there, it started out a little warmer this morning. temperatures will warm up to the '60s and free men and a little warmer for some of the inland spots. >> overnight a tornado that ripped through hattiesburg mississippi has injured 63 people. 300 homes and businesses were damaged. the town of hattiesburg is home to the university of southern mississippi which receive some damage from the tornado. no word yet on the condition of three people were injured. officials say the storm has caused significant damage to buildings. three tornadoes touching down in mississippi, seven in alabama with over a hundred homes damaged or there. >> watching the weather on the east coast as cleanup efforts are now under way after this weekend's bliz